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New heights but no high - why hemp sales are soaring

New heights but no high - why hemp sales are soaring

When Margaret MacKenzie heard that President Trump had legalised the cultivation of hemp across the US just before Christmas, she immediately thought: "Oh boy, here we go! Things are going to move very fast." The Colorado farmer tends to...

BBC, 7 March 2019
 
Government will audit how Eurotunnel spends £33m settlement

Government will audit how Eurotunnel spends £33m settlement

The government will audit Eurotunnel's accounts to ensure that its £33m settlement with the firm benefits "the wider economy". A senior civil servant told MPs that a "binding agreement" would guarantee the money was spent on...

BBC, 6 March 2019
 

Female-focused scholar scheme seeks new participants

The Women in Tech Scholars programme is seeking five “outstanding women with passion” in science, technology and engineering who are keen to make a difference, in what is the second cycle of the Sky-backed initiative. In addition to winning a £25,000...

Scotsman, 6 March 2019
 
John Bloom obituary

John Bloom obituary

The entrepreneur John Bloom, who has died aged 87, drove a coach and horses through the complacency of the British retail trade in the 1960s, with cut-price washing machines, dishwashers, and eventually even package holidays. He transformed the way...

Guardian, 6 March 2019
 
Just Eat and HelloFresh tap into appetite for home-delivered food

Just Eat and HelloFresh tap into appetite for home-delivered food

Sales have surged at the UK online takeaway company Just Eat and the Berlin-based meal-kit firm HelloFresh, underlining the popularity of home delivery services for fresh food. Both companies tap into the desire of consumers in the UK and elsewhere to...

Guardian, 6 March 2019
 
Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

Trump dealt blow as US trade deficit jumps

The US trade gap with the rest of the world widened to $621bn (£472.5bn) last year, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's deficit reduction plan. The trade deficit is the difference between how much goods and services the US imports from other...

BBC, 6 March 2019
 

Jenners famous toy shop has closed for good

The popular toy department at Jenners in Edinburgh has now closed permanently. Customers who visited the Hamleys branch in the basement of the Princes Street store were greet with a closure sign which said: “The basement is now closed.” READ MORE:...

Scotsman, 6 March 2019
 
Bugatti unveils the world's most expensive new car

Bugatti unveils the world's most expensive new car

French supercar maker Bugatti has unveiled the world's most expensive new car, sold to an unnamed buyer for at least $11m (£9.5m) before tax. The exact price is not being revealed, but is thought to have overtaken the previous new car record - about...

BBC, 6 March 2019
 

Scottish new car sales in the fast lane

Scotland’s new car market pulled ahead of the rest of the UK last month, new figures reveal, with industry leaders saying there was potential for further growth. Registrations of new motors in February totalled 6,183 north of the Border, an increase...

Scotsman, 6 March 2019
 
HSBC fights back in £450m pension row

HSBC fights back in £450m pension row

HSBC faces a shareholder vote at next month's annual meeting over an old pension fund for thousands of UK staff which campaigners argue is "unfair". The long-running dispute relates to "clawback" applied to the pension payout when...

BBC, 6 March 2019
 
Firm in NHS row over costly cystic fibrosis drug paid no UK tax

Firm in NHS row over costly cystic fibrosis drug paid no UK tax

A drug company that has been in dispute with the NHS for two years over the high price it wants for a cystic fibrosis medicine has paid virtually no UK corporation tax, the Guardian can reveal. Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe), based in London and...

Guardian, 6 March 2019
 
‘You don’t become less ambitious’: the women growing their companies right alongside their babies

‘You don’t become less ambitious’: the women growing their companies right alongside their babies

In late January, Amy Nelson, the founder of the Riveter co-working network, posted an ultrasound on Twitter. “That’s my baby girl,” she wrote. “She arrives in June … #proudmama.” Though baby announcements aren’t uncommon on social media, for startup...

Guardian, 6 March 2019
 
Bugatti unveils world's most expensive new car – snapped up for £9.5m

Bugatti unveils world's most expensive new car – snapped up for £9.5m

Bugatti, the French supercar manufacturer, has stepped up its efforts to capture the attention of those for whom money is no object by building the world’s most expensive new car. La Voiture Noire, a one-off hypercar unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show,...

Guardian, 6 March 2019
 
US ambassador dismisses UK criticism over food standards

US ambassador dismisses UK criticism over food standards

The US ambassador to the UK has dismissed criticism of US food standards as a “marketing campaign” after a former minister said a post-Brexit trade deal could not accept “woefully deficient” American farming practices. Woody Johnson, who last week...

Guardian, 6 March 2019
 

Aggreko hails 2018 results in line with expectations

Glasgow-headquartered temporary power provider Aggreko – one of Scotland’s largest industrial companies – has hailed its annual results aligning with market expectations, with a jump in revenue and slight dip in profits. The business, which last year...

Scotsman, 6 March 2019
 


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